Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.
In the United States, access to medical services lags behind the rest of the developed world, but in Red Onion, access is even more difficult, as Randy's own experience demonstrates.
Childhood: The Unforgettables
Amidst all the violence and neglect he experienced as a child living in a trailer park, Randy still treasures the memory of small acts of kindness.
Randy's Prison Rules Concluded
Following on from Episode 66, Randy takes us through the rest of the rules that make up his essential inmate survival guide.
A female listener who has an inmate boyfriend wonders about his motives. Can she trust him? Randy offers his advice.
Elise and The Magic Well
Randy launches his first children's story: Elise and the Magic Well. By Randall Via. $5.00.Available at Amazon's Kindle Store. Hot link in the episode notes.
Randy's Prison Rules
If you want to survive in prison, you better know the rules: Randy's twenty-two prison rules.
Love the content especially when randy tells a story “hey man” he turns a little urban when he says that! lol or the “I forgot….” But in all seriousness I hope you get out you definitely got a uphill battle to earn your freedom. I’ll keep you in my prayers….ohhhh yeah I love the way he says month too munfff
the fact Randy is so intelligent with little to no formal education and having been in prison most of his life, is exceptional.
I’m a podcast and/or a radio guy. Been so my whole life. This is my go to podcast Great listening.